Which Drugs Work Best for ADHD? Large Study Zeroes in on Two
The researchers compared seven ADHD drugs -- amphetamines (including lisdexamfetamine), atomoxetine, bupropion, clonidine, guanfacine, methylphenidate and modafinil -- and a placebo over 12 weeks of treatment.
Authors: Perugi G, Pallucchini A, Rizzato S, Pinzone V, De Rossi P Abstract INTRODUCTION: ADHD is characterized by a developmentally inappropriate level of inattentiveness, impulsivity and/or hyperactivity. In adults, the disorder is frequently accompanied by Emotional Dysregulation (ED), associated to a variety of related psychiatric comorbidities, complicating its recognition and treatment management. Areas covered: This paper reviews randomized active comparator-controlled or placebo-controlled trials evaluating the use of pharmacotherapy in adults with ADHD and ED, other neurodevelopmental disorders, Bipolar Di...
This article also addresses the neuropharmacological potential of taurine analogs.Graphical abstract
Authors: Korn L, Hassan K, Fainshtein N, Yusov N, Davidovitch N Abstract BACKGROUND Non-medical use of prescription stimulants (NPS) for treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD), which are considered narcotic substances and medical drugs, are used to treat learning and attention disorders. The purpose of this study was to investigate associations between misuse of medications for treatment of ADHD and various characteristics and problem behaviors, such as impulsivity, deviant behavior, and drug use. MATERIAL AND METHODS A total of 1280 undergraduate students (64% females; mean age 27; SD=6) com...
Conclusion: The ADHD prevalence rate was found to be similar with global reports. Prevention and early management of maternal complications is important to reduce the prevalence of ADHD among children. PMID: 31110594 [PubMed - in process]
I've been seeing some patient's for new intakes in this clinic where I'm working and a lot of them come to me with complaints that are consistent with ADHD. In some cases, it seems that it might be due to anxiety (i.e. starting a job that involves more concentration than they are used to and dealing with supervisors/co-workers, customers etc). However, I feel like some of them genuinely have ADHD and would benefit from a stimulant. However, that little belief inside me says that if they were... Adult Onset ADHD?
Stephen V. Faraone, PhD, Distinguished Professor at Upstate and a leading researcher on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), has been elected president of the World Federation of ADHD.
The objective of this population-based study was to examine the association between synthetic oxytocin use during labor and hyperactivity/inattention problems in the children.
(BJOG. 2018;125(9):1077–1084) Approximately 10% of pregnant women use antidepressants during pregnancy. Evidence for the relationship between antidepressant use during pregnancy and the risk of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in their offspring is conflicting. ADHD is heritable yet there are environmental factors that may be involved in the development of the disorder. This was a systematic literature review and meta-analysis to assess the association between fetal exposure to antidepressant drugs and the subsequent development of ADHD.
ConclusionsOur results suggest that, in a population-based cohort, a general, childhood neurodevelopmental difficulty factor is stably associated with mood problems in adult life.
In conclusion, we suggest that the gut microbiome community is associated with dietary patterns, and linked to the susceptibility to ADHD.